Ascot

  • 15:35 Acorn Insurance British EBF Valiant Stakes 7f 213y

  • Winner £34,026 2nd £12,900 3rd £6,456 4th £3,216
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 41.56s
  • Off time: 15:35:12
15:35 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Duneflower (IRE) 11/1
2nd Look Around 11/1
3rd Magnetic Charm 8/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 66-8216 Emerald Green, Black collar, cuffs and cap Anna Nerium 37
4 9-6 R Hannon Tom Marquand 107 5/16.00
2 (7) 1335-20 Red, white sash, royal blue cap Preening 37
Distance Winner
4 9-3 J R Fanshawe P J Dobbs 99 12/113.00
3 (5) 153-719 Yellow, Black sash, Black sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Black star Main Edition (IRE) 35
Course WinnerDistance Winner
3 9-0 M Johnston Andrea Atzeni 107 10/111.00
4 (8) 21-431 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Duneflower (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
3 8-9 J H M Gosden K T O'Neill 93 11/112.00
5 (2) 220-41 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Jadeerah 21
Distance Winner
3 8-9 h J H M Gosden Jim Crowley 86 10/111.00
6 (3) 6117-49 White, Emerald Green hoop Look Around 82
3 8-9 A M Balding Oisin Murphy 99 11/112.00
7 (1) 3164-12 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Magnetic Charm 35
Distance Winner
3 8-9 W J Haggas R L Moore 109 8/111.73
8 (6) 2-41138 DARK BLUE, light green seams, light green cap Morpho Blue (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
3 8-9 p Mrs J Harrington M Dwyer 89 25/126.00

Betting

Forecast

Magnetic Charm (8/11), Anna Nerium (5/1), Jadeerah (10/1), Main Edition (10/1), Duneflower (11/1), Look Around (11/1), Preening (12/1), Morpho Blue (25/1)

Verdict

Having won in this grade at York, The Queen’s MAGNETIC CHARM (NAP) ran a cracker under a big weight in the Sandringham at the Royal meeting here last month. She has improved with every run and can get back in the winner’s enclosure today. Main Edition won twice at Group 3 level as a juvenile and landed a weak Group 2 in Germany in the spring. She takes a huge drop in class after contesting the Coronation Stakes last month and can’t be ignored. A Listed winner at Sandown last year, Look Around is having her first run since the 1000 Guineas but is another with claims and John Gosden elevates Jadeerah and Duneflower from handicap company. Anna Nerium is tough and talented but giving 11lb to the selection while Irish raider Morpho Blue is likely to find a few of these too strong.